"To study the way of enlightenment is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly."
- Dōgen Zenji
This may counted amongst the most liberally cited of passages from master Dōgen's oeuvre, but it certainly bears much of significance to the discussion currently under way. As may be readily gleaned from the venerable pen of master Dōgen himself, the inconceivable flowering of zazen is fundamentally irreducible and all-encompassing, in that it involves neither the mere exertion of self (jiriki), nor the mere exertion of myriad things (tariki), but also the eventual dropping away of both self and other within the ungraspable sphere of traceless and continuous practice-realization. How could this possibly be limited to one or many?
The boundless circle of the Great Way traverses each step along the path, whilst each step along the path traverses the boundless circle of the Great Way.
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